This review has been printed in the March issue of Chess Life. A penultimate and unedited version of the review is reproduced here. My thanks to the good folks at Chess Life for allowing me to do so. Chernev, Irving.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Every player has heard the saying, "Chess is 99 percent tactics. It's 99 percent calculation. But until now there has never been a book devoted entirely to this most mysterious and essential chess technique.
This book examines both the technical and practical aspects of how to think ahead -- the selection of candidate moves, the evaluation of end positions, findin Every player has heard the saying, "Chess is 99 percent tactics. This book examines both the technical and practical aspects of how to think ahead -- the selection of candidate moves, the evaluation of end positions, finding the proper move order, and the like.
Special attention is paid to the broad range of calculating mistakes, such as overlooked zwischenzugs and "quiet moves," visualization blunders, and "believing" your opponent. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions 3. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Inner Game of Chess , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about The Inner Game of Chess.
Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Mar 17, Nikolai Alzate rated it really liked it. I wish it had come with more illustrative games. The Inner Game of Tennis? Chess players should read both. No book can teach you how to calculate and then just "win. When should you calculate? When should you calculate until you might be in time trouble? When should you 'beli The Inner Game of Tennis? When should you 'believe your opponent' meaning, don't accept the sacrifice , and when should you just be practical?
The only other review here seems to ask for more examples, but I have had both the old and new versions of this book and both are so packed with examples that I took more than six months to study them in depth. I am a weak player, so I'm not sure what anyone else expects, but there are are a ton of games in the revised edition. I worked through this whole book like a college textbook, and I am the better for it.
Even if I don't win more games, I enjoyed the moments when in the text, a move was left unexplained other than the comment: "not That is what calculation is. Another book you might like is Improve Your Chess Now. Tisdall has exercises to practice the 'stepping stone' method to hang onto long calculations. I did not need this in the Soltis book - his variations were easily in the grasp of this level player. I cannot remember what book this came from, but when calculation is the topic, the question seems to be "how far do Grandmasters calculate?
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The Inner Game of Chess: How to Calculate and Win
He was inducted into the U. Chess Hall of Fame in The author discusses common obstacles to clear visualization and offers techniques to overcome them in your own play. Compared to the first edition, McKay third printing , the very first example, Piket-Sosonko , has been replaced by a new example, Kamsky-Mamedyarov
The Inner Game of Chess